Great question, here are my thoughts -
When it comes to the world of love and the Holidays, a sense of aloneness can be chilling. The media, social media, and Christmas cards present that humans are collectively more joyful and loved this time of year. Is this true or is this a false representation of what folks are really feeling? There is also a reality to the contrary for many of us.
If you are feeling lonely, here are some tips to enrich your holiday experience:
1) Try an activity that involves new people. It is easy to come home from work and sit on the couch or our smartphones. Find one activity you would like to try and sign yourself up. That experience would bring about opportunities for you to meet new people and learn something new, a powerful combination that engenders joy. It may be uncomfortable, but the human soul desires novelty.
2) Write a letter of forgiveness. This letter isn’t written for anyone in particular, but writing about forgiveness creates a space of love in your soul. Harboring feelings of resentment will bring you suffering and aloneness. Expressing your feelings and forgiving will bring you freedom.
3) Perform random acts of kindness. Hearts will glow around you when you perform a random act of kindness. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee, say Hello to a homeless person or give the cashier a compliment. People are hungry for kindness in the world and the more you give it the more you will receive it!
4) Know that you are never truly alone. Each one of us is loved if only because we’re human. You were put on this earth because you have a gift that no other person in the world has. Discover your gift and share it with the world! Your life will change when you share your gift.